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  • New chairs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

     

    “Inspired by the linear, well-defined structure of vintage chairs. Papyrus combines a translucent structure with a very fine vertical ridged pattern, which covers the outer surface of the rounded backrest, with its soft, enveloping design”.

    Papyrus, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, for Kartell

    Via: Dezeen

    Concept: Floating Hotel

    Designed in conjuction with ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherche Aérospatiale), this Hotel breaks the paradigm in leisure travel.

    Manned Cloud, by Jean-Marie Massaud

    Gaggenau Cookware

    Nine different stainless steel Pots and Pans of the “John Pawson Series” are available at Gaggenau. The handles can be touched with bare hands even after hours of cooking.

    Cookware Series, by John Pawson, for Gaggenau

    Food: El Bulli, Barcelona


    This Michelin three-star restaurant is the holy grail of gastronomy; hard to reach, El Bulli hangs on the edge of Cala Montjoi, a turquoise bay flanked by vast pines. The chef, Ferran Adrià began washing dishes at el Bulli. “He alters the way we eat by scientific intervention, using siphons, algae, heat and ice, combining every technique available to create dishes that titillate the senses and manipulate the emotions”. Read a review from The Telegraph.

    Reservations up to a year in advance, €165.00 (20-35 course set menu), at El Bulli

    Boffi Bathtub

    Spend a little time here soaking in this Corian bathtub.

    I Fuimi, by Claudio Silvestrin, for Boffi

    Castiglioni’s Milan Studio

    When in Milan, its well worth a visit to the studio of Achille Castiglioni, now a museum. Here, he worked on the design of some 150 products some are now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York.

    Museum, Studio of Achille Castiglioni

    Space Redefined by Felice Varini

    Above. ’Huit Carrres,’ Versailles, France

    The Paris based, Swiss artist Felice Varini works with a space’s reality and where it appears fragmented when viewed from all other angles. Working with the factual reality of existing architectural space, both interior and exterior. His site-specific paintings intervene on the spaces in the exact condition they were found, highlighting the architecture as opposed to concealing it.

    Exhibition: Demisch Danant
    Via: Yatzer

    Yolo Paint

    Yolo paint and wallpaper from Portland Oregon, USA. Environmentally responsible paint with a natural palette, and excellent packaging.

    Paint and Wallpaper, by Yolo Colorhouse

    Monograph: Naoto Fukasawa

    In the first monograph on the imaginative Japanese product designer Naoto Fukasawa, this book charts his success within IDEO in the USA, at MUJI and in his own company, Naoto Fukasawa Design. Now one of the best-known Japanese product designers working today, achieving widespread recognition with his groundbreaking wall-mounted CD player, designed for Muji in 1999. The book explores all aspects of Fukasawa’s design range, from umbrellas and vases to sofas, mobile phones and packaging, all designed with close observations of how we use things in our everyday lives.

    Buy it here: Naoto Fukasawa

    Simple set of chairs exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair

    Brio, by Mikiya Kobayashi, for Mikiya Kobayashi Design

    Editor's Picks

    Bell Side Table
    Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

    Suggested Reading

    The Story of Eames Furniture
    Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
    First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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    MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
    A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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    Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

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    Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
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    Design Icons

    Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
    by Hans Brattrud

    A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

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    “It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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    The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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    The U.N. Building
    Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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    Loblolly House
    Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    Desire
    The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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    Marcel Wanders
    Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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    How to Wrap Five Eggs
    A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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